The Indigo House

A Charming Historic Townhouse with a Hot Tub in Berwick upon Tweed, the Border Capital

The Indigo House is steeped with charm and provides cosy, comfortable and central accommodation with a hot tub in a leafy and quiet part of bustling Berwick upon Tweed.

Sleeping 8 guests in 4 spacious bedrooms, this interesting townhouse is situated in a lovely spot within the town, just yards away from the historic ‘Berwick walls’ that wrap around the coastal part of the town.

With a private hot tub in a sheltered courtyard, The Indigo House is perfect for couples and families looking for a break away in a town location, brimming with coastal history.

Discover stunning scenery, artisanal and quirky shops and some fantastic eateries in Berwick upon Tweed, all a short walk distance away on foot. Additionally, Bamburgh Village with its historic castle and beautiful coastline can be reached in just 20 minutes.

One dog welcome, free Wi-Fi as standard and on-street parking.

£150 OFF MAY 2022

The Indigo House

Sleeps 8 1 Dog

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Overview

Spaciously split over four floors, The Indigo House is the ideal home for a family and friends getaway, comfortably sleeping 8 guests in 4 generous bedrooms and offering a range of living spaces. The master bedroom boasts a luxury free-standing bath, and the house is complemented with two new bathrooms and a ground floor cloakroom.

The Indigo House has a private outdoor hot tub in the sheltered courtyard, a lower floor cinema den with 65″ TV (Netflix included) and a sociable living and dining space with huge Georgian windows and fireplace.

One dog over 12 months old is welcome with further dogs at the owner’s discretion. Parking for one car is available just outside in the quiet square (permit provided). Plenty of further free parking can be found a moment away. Free Wi-Fi as standard.

 

Ground Floor

Entrance and Cloakroom WC

Enter into a beautifully decorated hallway with cloakroom WC, access upstairs and the kitchen and lounge on either side. Although narrow, the hallway has enough space to store coats and boots, with plenty more storage space downstairs.

 

The Kitchen at The Indigo House

The bright and airy kitchen leads straight out to the enclosed, sheltered patio where the hot tub is positioned. The kitchen is new for 2022 and contains a Rangemaster double oven with separate grill, 5-ring gas burner with additional griddle plate, large fridge/freezer with water dispenser, Samsung wine cooler, full-size integrated dishwasher, integrated microwave, kettle, Nespresso machine and 4-slice toaster. There is an excellent range of cookware to suit all chefs.

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Lounge/Dining Room

The grand but comfortable drawing room provides one of the main living spaces. Light floods in through the original Georgian windows, offering views out to the pretty square beyond. The long dining table comfortable seats 8 guests with room for more if required.

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The lounge area centres around one of the many impressive fireplaces in the house, with exposed brickwork and electric stove. The lounge offers comfortable seating for 8 guests, a 42″ Smart TV with access to Netflix and plenty of board games for all ages. Sonos speaker.

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Downstairs at The Indigo House

Cinema Den

This fun and quirky room contains a corner sofa to seat up to 6 guests with huge floor cushions for further relaxing. The 65″ Smart TV has complementary access to Netflix.

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Utility Room

This room is great for storage and contains a sink and workbench space, washing machine and tumble dryer. The iron, ironing board and cleaning equipment is stored here too.

 

First Floor

Bedroom 1

This spacious bedroom has a huge window overlooking leafy Palace Street and attracts plenty of natural light and a feature fireplace. There is ample storage and hanging space and has a super king size bed (6ft wide) that can be split into two singles (3ft wide) upon request on the booking form with minimum 7 days notice. If not requested, the beds will be made as a super king size. Hair dryer and luxury bed linen provided.

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Bedroom 2

This pretty bedroom also has an exposed brick wall and a king size bed. Bright and airy, this bedroom has plenty of storage and a sunny outlook onto quiet Palace Street.

Bathroom

This bathroom has a walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail, as well as a Velux window for natural light. Complementary toiletries and towels provided.

Study

A very useful room, the study on the first floor is a great place to catch up on work commitments or simply use as an additional lounge or games room. It has a 32″ Smart TV with access to Netflix and desk space, ideal for some quiet time when you need it. The study overlooks the courtyard garden.

Second Floor

Bedroom 3

This spacious room boasts another original fireplace has slightly vaulted ceilings and twin single beds (3ft wide). These beds cannot be pushed together to be a super king. There is plenty of storage and hanging space, and a hair dryer and luxury linens are provided. A dorma window provides a pleasing outlook down onto the square.

Main Bedroom / Bedroom 4

The luxury master bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide), original fireplace and a stunning free-standing feature bath for enjoying a good soak after a long day exploring. Again, a Dorma window gives a view across the square over the rooftops of Berwick. Ample storage and hanging space. Hair dryer and luxury linens provided.

Shower room

The shower room has a walk-in shower, WC, and wash hand basin. Complimentary toiletries and towels provided.

 

Courtyard Garden and Hot Tub

Accessed from the kitchen you’ll find the enclosed courtyard garden with a private hot tub, illuminated in the evenings by strings of fairy lights. There is also a dining table and chairs for 8 guests for al-fresco dining.

The hot tub is emptied, cleaned and refilled after every booking, therefore the owners cannot guarantee the hot tub will be up to the desired temperature by your entry at 4pm. The Indigo House is in a lovely residential area with close neighbours, and we respectfully ask that noise is kept to a minimum after 10pm.

Parking

As The Indigo House is a town-centre home, there is unfortunately no private parking. However, one on street parking permit is provided and spaces can always be found very close by. Further (free) parking is a moment away. The parking permit must be returned to the house upon your departure for the incoming guests.

 

The Indigo House at Berwick upon Tweed

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£150 OFF MAY 2022

The Indigo House

Sleeps 8 1 Dog

This Cottage does not yet have a star rating

prices & availability

A Hidden Treasure in a Historic Location

Quirky rooms, gorgeous interior and bags of character; this unique and charming house is an ideal base for those looking to explore this bustling border town

Facts & Features

Sleeps
Up to 8 guests and 1 infant.

Extra Touches
A gorgeous Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes complimentary toiletries as well as top-quality bed linen and fluffy towels.

Touchstay Electronic Guide book

Bespoke Guide Book for your Mobile or iPad
You’ll receive a comprehensive guide book for your phone or tablet upon booking, which not only provides all the information you need to stay at The Indigo House, but also guides to all the local facilities, restaurants, shopping, attractions, the best beaches, walks, activities, exploring Northumberland, unique offers and much more.

Family
Infants welcome. One travel cot, one highchair and two portable stairgates available for you to fit at a doorway/staircase of your choice.

Pets
One well-behaved dog welcome at The Indigo House for a small charge of £20. Further dog at the owner’s discretion. Dog sitting services available. Booking conditions apply.

Garden
The patio is fully enclosed and contains a private hot tub and a table and chairs for up to 8 guests. Whilst sheltered, you do have close neighbours so we ask noise to be kept to a minimum by 10pm.

BBQ
There is no BBQ for use but you’re welcome to bring your own as long as it is used safely without any damage to surfaces.

Bike Storage
In the private courtyard, there is a metal wire where bikes can be padlocked. Guests must bring their own padlock and the area is not sheltered.

Bedrooms & Bedding
4 bedrooms: 1 super king/twins (6ft/3ft wide), 2 king size bedrooms (5ft wide) and 1 twin single bedroom (3ft wide). All duvets and pillows are anti-allergenic/non-feather. Luxury minimum 500 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding provided.

Bathrooms
First and second floor bathrooms both have a walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. The master bedroom on the second floor has a free-standing bath in the bedroom. Additional WC on the ground floor.

Facilities
Rangemaster double electric oven with grill, 5-ring gas hob, large fridge/freezer with water dispenser, wine cooler, integrated dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 4-slice toaster, kettle, Nespresso machine and microwave. Iron, ironing board, vacuum. Hairdryers, books and board games. Central heating throughout.

TV’s and Technology
Large 65″ Smart TV in the basement cinema room, 42″ Smart TV in the living room and 32″ Smart TV in the study on the first floor. Sonos speaker in the lounge. All have complementary access to Netflix. Free Wi-Fi.

Accessibility
Accommodation across 4 floors; cinema room and utility room in the basement, lounge/diner, kitchen and WC on the ground floor; 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the first floor and 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the second floor.

Parking
There is no assigned parking as Indigo House is a Georgian terraced townhouse, but free parking is nearby and one on-street permit is provided for outside the house.

Nearest EV Charging Point
Click here to find the nearest EV charging point – use postcode TS15 1HN.

Trains
Berwick is served by frequent mainline train services from all over the UK. The station is a 20-minute walk from the house, or a 5 minute taxi ride. Plenty of shops are close to the house so a car is not essential to stay.

Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
Arrival: from 4pm  Departure: by 10am

Other Information
Booking Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions
About Berwick upon Tweed

Floorplan

A virtual tour will be available soon. Click the floorplan to enlarge it. If you have any questions in the meantime that our friendly team can help with, please don’t hesitate to ask. Call us on 01665 710700 or click here to email us.

Map & Local Area

The Indigo House is situated in a leafy, quiet part of Berwick , and whilst central to the town, it’s a stone’s throw away from the Berwick town walls and the coastline.

Within 2-3 minutes on foot you’ll be in the town centre with it’s array of quirky shops, hidden little eateries and historic streets to discover. Although Berwick upon Tweed’s main street caters mainly for the permanent residents of the town, the surrounding side streets and windy lanes play host to independent gift shops, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants.

There’s plenty to do around Berwick in any season. In the summer time, enjoy walking the Elizabethan walls, dining al fresco at Italian restaurant, Limoncello, or take a picnic to the beach at Spittal. In the winter time, visit the Maltings cinema to watch a mid-afternoon film, take the children to the swimming and leisure centre or head to Pot-A-Doodle-Do in nearby village, Scremerston, to test your pottery painting skills.

Berwick upon Tweed has great railway links both north and south and is a key stop on the east coast main line. You can reach Edinburgh in 45 minutes or Newcastle in 50 minutes, or if you want to stay a bit more local, Alnmouth can be reached in 20 mins by train.

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We had a lovely time staying here! The area is lovely, and we enjoyed some fab walks, the beach is great! We had everything we needed here as our family base, the rooms were great sizes, and the beds were so comfy! We loved the shower too, along with the hot tub! A fab way to celebrate my partners 50th birthday, thank you!

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Tips from a local

Walk the Elizabethan Town Walls!

Just yards from your front door at The Indigo House is the Elizabethan town walls that wrap around the town and beyond.

It’s rather unusual to be able to walk almost the whole length of the wall given how old they are, and to enjoy the coastal views as well as views of the town and Northumbrian countryside is a huge bonus.

Tips from a local

The Lowry Trail

All budding artists and creatives will have heard of Lowry, the famous artist who frequently visited Berwick upon Tweed during his lifetime, and it was the town that inspired many of his paintings.

Northumberland Tourism have created a trail to view many of the famous paintings and scenes from his work. Please click here to read more and view the trail.

Tips from a local

What to do on a rainy day?

The Maltings is a small cinema and theatre in the centre of Berwick upon Tweed, just 5 minutes walk from The Indigo House (0.2 miles).

Click here to visit their website to see what films and exhibitions they’re showing. Enjoy breakfast or lunch in their cafe bar, or enjoy a wine or beer before a showing.

Tips from a local

Take a day trip to Lindisfarne 

Take a trip over to the infamous Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, which is just a short drive away from Pine Cone Hideaway. Holy Island is a beautiful tidal island packed with rich history dating back to the 16th Book your tickets to visit the quirky Lindisfarne Castle and Gertrude Jekyll walled garden before settling down in one of the local pubs for a hearty meal. Before heading back to your holiday cottage, stop at the St. Aidans Winery and pick up a bottle of the world-famous Lindisfarne Mead to tuck into during the rest of your holiday! Be sure to check the tide times for when it’s safe to cross the causeway so that you don’t end up stuck!

Tips from a local

Dine at Foxtons Wine Bar and Restaurant

Dine at Foxtons Wine Bar and Restaurant serving food seven days a week! The restaurant and bar offers a friendly service, a large rang of wines, beers and gins to choose from along side a delicious meal! The dishes consist of seafood, steaks, burgers and vegetarian dishes. This place comes highly recommend for locals and holidaymakers! Therefore, booking is highly recommended, you can do this online or over the phone.

Caroline Tempest

Owner of The Indigo House

We asked Caroline what she loves about The Indigo House:

“We happened upon Indigo House through sheer serendipity – a spontaneous purchase which has brought so much happiness to our family and others.

Although we live locally we have a large family spread across the UK, Europe and America. We were not alone when the pandemic struck in realising how much we had taken for granted, and just how much family means to us. With that in mind, we pledged to make every effort to make up for lost time. We never imagined this would lead to us purchasing a holiday home together, but when we spotted Indigo for sale one day the whole family jumped at the chance to buy it. It now provides a fabulous base for exploring beautiful Berwick and the surrounding areas, but most importantly, for getting together again with friends and loved ones and enjoying life to the full.

We invited an interior designer to overhaul the house, giving it the comfort, style and touches of luxury everyone wants when they’re on holiday. We love the bright and airy rooms, and that there are so many spaces to spill out into – from the kids in the cinema den watching movies to the adults relaxing with a drink in the lounge or doing a spot of work in the snug. The sunny courtyard has played host to many al-fresco meals, games and evening soaks in the hot tub.

Berwick itself is the real hidden gem – shh, don’t tell anyone! No one can fail to love the ancient winding back lanes, the quirky historic buildings fitting like pieces of a jigsaw into the town walls, the lighthouse and beach, the many independent shops, cafes and bars. Walk the walls to work up an appetite for delicious charcuterie at Atelier on Bridge St, one of our favourite places. Berwick is also famed for its thriving cultural scene – look out for regular live music at the Radio Rooms, Repas 7 and The Barrels, as well as theatre, exhibitions and cinema at The Matings. The town hosts a fab food festival at the 18th century Barracks too, as well as film and literary events throughout the year.

So whether you want to wander the walls, rent a bike and explore the countryside, or grab a surfboard, bucket and spade for a day on the beach – there really is something for everyone, and that makes for very happy holidays!”

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Telephone: 01665 710 700 or click here to email us your enquiry.